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Why Study Journalism at Madonna University?

  • Gain a thorough grounding in the theory and practice of critical reading, writing, and communicating
  • Develop your skills in a variety of media
  • Earn credit and experience for internships/co-ops assignments
  • Build your portfolio
  • Take advantage of study abroad trips

As a student in Madonna’s English/Journalism program, you will receive personalized academic advising and mentoring from our caring staff and faculty. They will guide you through the program and help you shape your career goals. You can expect rigorous academic work in the context of a smaller classroom where both classmates and professors know your name. You will have opportunities to develop the research, interviewing and writing skills that are necessary for careers in such fields as: news reporting, editing, social media, marketing, publishing, advocacy, and law.

CareersGrad SchoolEmployers of Alumni
Advertising/Marketing—Advertising Copywriter, Marketing Analyst, Promotions Manager, Event Planner Grand Valley State University Archdiocese of Detroit
Community Relations – Health Communication Analyst, Activities Director, Fundraiser, Human Rights Officer, Mediator, Counselor Northwestern University Detroit News
Government/Politics – Speech Writer, Campaign Director, Lobbyist, Public Information Officer Troy University Hometown Newspapers
Journalism/Publishing – Editor, Reporter, Photographer, Sports Information Director Iowa State University Livonia Chamber of Commerce
  University of Toldedo Michigan State University Broad School of Business
  Wayne State University Petoskey News-Review
    Polish Mission
    U.S. Figure Skating Association
    United States Strategic Command
    Walt Disney World
    Wayne County Community College
Jacquelyn Castellese

Jacquelyn Castellese earned an Associate’s Degree in Accounting and was completing general education requirements at Schoolcraft College, somewhat unsure of a career path. She decided to transfer to Madonna University to pursue a degree in English/Journalism. “I have always found success with educational writing,” she said. “I thought I might find success writing professionally as well.” During her two years at Madonna, she was exposed to many different writing styles from each discipline, ranging from critically analyzing a range of discourses to writing and editing articles for the Madonna Herald. During her semester working for the Herald, she developed a knack for meeting deadlines and assisting fellow journalists in producing quality work. In addition, Jacquelyn tutored in the Writing Center, helping a variety of students enhance their writing skills and build their confidence as writers.

She also participated in a study abroad program in France, fulfilling a requirement for her program of study. The experience helped her comfortably submerge herself in a foreign culture, and she returned with an eagerness to continue toward her degree with the influence of a recently acquired je ne sais quoi.

Upon graduation, she secured work at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Her future plans include advancing in the company becoming either a publications editor or writing screenplays for Disney movies. “Madonna has fueled my passion for writing and editing, and my English/Journalism degree seamlessly applies to the career I intend to pursue.”